Michael Lamb is the F. M. Kirby Foundation Chair of Leadership and Character, Executive Director of the Program for Leadership and Character, and Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Humanities. He is also an Associate Fellow of the Oxford Character Project. He earned a B.A. in political science from Rhodes College, a Ph.D. in politics from Princeton University, and a second B.A. in philosophy and theology from the University of Oxford, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar. A recipient of teaching awards from Princeton, Oxford, and Wake Forest, he is the author of A Commonwealth of Hope: Augustine’s Political Thought and co-editor of Cultivating Virtue in the University, The Arts of Leading: Perspectives from the Humanities and the Liberal Arts, and Everyday Ethics: Moral Theology and the Practices of Ordinary Life. Before joining Wake Forest, he helped to launch the Oxford Character Project and served as Dean of Leadership, Service, and Character Development for Rhodes Scholars. Currently, he is co-leading a $30.7 million grant from Lilly Endowment, Inc. to educate leadership and character at Wake Forest and build a national network of colleges and universities focused on educating character.

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Michael Lamb
Executive Director

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